United Dropping Non-Stop Service From New York to Buenos Aires

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Well, that didn’t take long. Fifteen months after announcing an eleven-hour bridge to BA, United Airlines will no longer offer non-stop flights between Greater New York and Buenos Aires. United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) launched the Newark to Ezeiza service last year, a move which replaced United flights from Washington to Buenos Aires. Now, the Chicago-based airline says it will …

New Law Gets Tough On Buenos Aires Short-Term Rentals

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Buenos Aires hotels have been losing ground and guests to owners of short-term apartment rentals ever since the 2001 financial crisis, but new legislation approved this week seeks to clamp down on alquileres temporarios and dramatically stem the turista tide. The new law will require those who own and rent four or more Buenos Aires short-term rental properties to, among other things, add …

Final Three Stations For Subte’s H Line Win Approval

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The missing piece of the underground puzzle connecting northern and southern Buenos Aires finally won unanimous approval yesterday, and three new stations will complete the northern loop to Retiro. The H Line of the Subte, which currently stops at Pueyrredon and Corrientes, will now extend north along Avenida Pueyrredon, intersect the D Line’s Pueyrredon station at Avenida Santa Fe, jog …

Argentina Hotel Sector Surges With New Investors, Popular Chains

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An ambitious wave of new hotel construction is sweeping through Argentina as investors large and small tap new opportunities to buy, build and own. “Argentina’s Hotel Sector Proving Its Investment Potential” is the headline of a detailed analysis in the Real Estate supplement of today’s Ambito which points to the most recent long holiday weekend (1.3 million tourists spending US$240 million) …

Bariloche Begins Ski Season With Record Tourism Numbers

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Argentina Ski Season is officially underway, and the country’s leading downhill destination is welcoming record numbers of charter flights, hotel guests and foreign visitors. “Record Number of Foreign Visitors in Bariloche” is the title of Soledad Maradona’s article in today’s La Nacion which links the sudden surge in South American skiers and snowboarders with the season’s first snowfall, falling temperatures, …